Etiologia clínica da miíase em otorrinolaringologia: Um estudo retrospectivo

Translated title of the contribution: Clinical etiology of myiasis in ENT: A reterograde period - Interval study

Shitij Arora, J. K. Sharma, S. K. Pippal, Yatin Sethi, Abhinav Yadav

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Myiasis in ENT, once a deadly disease still presents as a significant outdoor problem, though advances in management including supportive therapy has led to early healing with significant reduction in bed occupancy rate. Aims: To assess the clinico etiology, relationship of myiasis to habit and habitat of patients and to assess the changes in age, seasonal, socioeconomic incidence , nasal bacterial flora and usefulness of certain commonly done tests with reference to a gap of 25 years. Materials & methods: The presenting study was conducted on 80 patients selected over a period of two time intervals ; first 40 cases were chosen from 1979 to 1980 and next 40 over 2003 to 2004. Cases were studied in a retrograde manner and data tabulated. Results & Conclusions: Atrophic turbinates was the commonest pathological finding in nose in 30% of cases . Significant change seen was in the age group 51 and above with a rise of 30%. Mode during 2003-04 was 60 years. Incidence of palatal perforation dropped from 17.88 to 2.5% . Klebsiella emerged as a significant contributor to the nasal microbial flora. VDRL and split skin smear showed poor etiological association for the diseases.

Translated title of the contributionClinical etiology of myiasis in ENT: A reterograde period - Interval study
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)356-361
Number of pages6
JournalBrazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Laryngeal
  • Myiasis
  • Nasal
  • Tracheostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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